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Re: [T3] Not Braided Fuel Lines?


On 19 Nov 2005 at 23:39, David wrote:

> ***You really don't need the special clamps; just don't tighten down the
> worm gear clamps so hard.***
> 
> Yep....very true, Jim
> Back when I was a mechanic at a gas station (about 30 years ago) every car
> had rubber fuel lines spliced in here and there (carbed cars)(in-line fuel
> filters), and most mechanics were pretty good at over tightening these worm
> clamps. The first thing you did when you had a trace of seepage, tighten the
> clamp....

I'm sure you're right, but a good mechanic would have learned to 
judge the tightness of the clamp from the screw torque, and would 
have known that this approach is pointless unless the clamp he was 
working on was completely loose.

In all honesty, I really don't think I've ever fixed a leak by just 
tightening a hose clamp. It's always a hose problem; never a clamp 
problem.

In fairness, though, I understand what you're saying and I know that 
it happens. In most cases, I've managed to teach the people I work 
with not to overtighten those clamps. but not everyone learns that 
lesson.

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Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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